"Once we clearly acknowledge the soul, we can learn to hear it's cries. - Dallas Willard, Renovation Of The Heart."

It takes courage to pursue our dreams. It takes time and patience to unearth buried treasure. But I believe with all my heart that we must do both.

4.20.2010

New Stencils



I was playing with some new stencils from Tulip's fashion graffiti line. I like them a lot, but I would like to find some bigger ones with the same look.

I like seeing a photo of my work - I can see where it may need a little something. I think both of these need a little something more. Maybe drips through the heart. I painted the center of the heart stencil thinking it needed a bit more color and in doing so covered up the drips made by the stencil. And I think the bottom painting needs a bit more on the top left side.

Naaaah, didn't like the drips in the heart!!! :)

23 comments:

Denise said...

I love you, and your creative heart.

Buffy said...

Mary these are just perfect,I love them the way they are. Love the colors and also how the black is dripping around the heart.
I like to take pictures of my art too,it helps me see it in a different way.

Poetic Artist said...

Mary,
These look wonderful..Always love your colors.
I love the drips and all the graffiti..You need to make your own stencils..You can do it.
Hugs,
Katelen

Pat said...

Very cool!

Ophelia said...

Mary...This is AWESOME! I love it.

Diane said...

I love these, Mary, and I found the stencils online--I didn't know they made them-- I love them too--thanks so much for sharing!!

Sandra Hall said...

Your graffiti style is developing fantastically Mary! I like those stencils, I have some larger alphabet ones but they always seem TOO large - I guess where art stash is concerned we're never satisfied eh? x x

Bren said...

It's always a fight to find the right size stencil or stamp for what you envision. This new layer of graffiti added to your already developed style is a perfect fit. Don't you just love how drips and splats of paint can unify a piece? Maybe a little journaling in your own hand would round out these pages or at least the second one you mentioned needing something more. Wonderful

KarenKayArtWorks said...

Love the colors you used, it really does look like graffiti. I will have to get some of these stencils...

thekathrynwheel said...

Love these! Love all the drips and splats, and the fabulous colours as always :-)

Just Be Real/God Whispers In The Wind said...

Mary, these are great! Always love the bright colors. Thank you for your kind encouraging words to me as well on my blog. Blessings.

lori vliegen said...

these look done to me....but if you added something else to it, i'd probably love that, too! you know i'm crazy over everything you do! give your molly a hug for me! :)))))

Dena E's Blog said...

You always amaze me Sweet Mary,,as usual your colors are Bright, Bold and simply BEAUTIFUL...
You go Grilfriend...Keepin with the Spirit of the Almighty God...
Miss you Sweetie..
Iowa Hugs~~~Dena

Say It In Color said...

Oh I DO love these!! And you CAN make your own stencils.....there is a heavy mylar that I get and it is wonderful to use! I draw my design on it usually with a sharpie ...then cut it with a swivel tiny knife on top of a piece of glass....the first one I ever made was just leaves....and it is still one of my favorites!! Even using oil crayons in them....leaves this thicker edge and has a wonderful effect!....found that out accidentally...someday we will meet and have that cup of coffee!!!

Wanda's Wings said...

I live them!!!!!

sarah said...

always love those colors you use.....

Martha Lever said...

Hi Mar! I am loving these!!!! They are WONDERFUL. I will have to see if I can find those stencils.

Lisa said...

Just wonderful Mary : ) Hope you like your new little art : )

Jane Farr said...

Great work Mary!!

LeeAnn@Encouragement Is Contagious said...

You have such a distinct style in your paintings Mary. Your creations are truly AMAZING. I can see so much emotion flowing out of you into what you create. These are magnificent. So are you!!!

Bren said...

This is exciting, what do you think of the class you did join? I'm like you collage is a weak spot with me therefore I though I needed the most help there or at least that's where I've chosen to start :-) I need help everywhere! And that's what I like about Julie & Chris workshops, you go at your own pace. Too bad we were not doing the same one, could brainstorm when we're stuck.

Roben-Marie said...

These are great, Mary! I love the graffiti style and messiness! You rock!

Adrian said...

Mary, the hearts are just perfect! Thanks for stopping by my little blog yesterday. I'm glad you are doing so much beautiful art work these days.